The Pastor’s Retreat and Study Week – August 5-9, 2019

The Pastor’s Retreat and Study Week is an invitation from the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal to bring your own project to Gordon-Conwell and join pastors from around New England and beyond for a week-long study leave. With a little help from us, you can enjoy the beauty of the Gordon-Conwell campus and take advantage of its resources. The Pastor’s Study and Retreat Week offers a full plate of opportunity at a “brown bag” price.

The Pastor’s Retreat and Study Week is run concurrently with the Doctor of Ministry Thesis Writing Workshop. Some events will include the DMin Thesis Writing Workshop participants.

This program runs concurrently with a Doctor of Ministry Writing Program. For more information regarding the D.Min. Writing Program, CLICK HERE.

Registration is open for the 2019 Pastor’s Retreat and Study Week! CLICK HERE to reserve your spot!


The purpose of the Retreat week is to provide an environment for pastors to have a week-long study leave. The program is minimally structured so you may utilize the seminary’s resources to spend time studying, resting and as a personal retreat. Meet other pastors from around the country to share about ministry during our lunch roundtable discussions and interact with Gordon-Conwell faculty.

Program Highlights:

  • Five days and four nights at Gordon-Conwell and TownPlace Suites Danvers
  • Lunch and roundtable discussions with Gordon-Conwell faculty
  • Full access to campus facilities (library, media center, etc.)
  • Times of corporate worship and prayer
  • Coffee and snacks provided throughout the day

Program Details:


Registration for the Pastor’s Retreat and Study Week includes four nights at a local hotel, five lunches on campus, and coffee and snacks provided throughout the day.

Early Registration (Before July 15)                      $475
Regular Registration (After July 15)                    $495
Program Only (no housing)                                   $175
Spouse (with Reg Registration)                             $ 80

If you need additional rooms beyond the four nights included (Monday-Thursday night), you must contact the hotel directly at 978-777-6222. If you live locally but would like to participate in the sabbatical without the housing option, please register for the program-only option.

If your spouse is joining you for the week and would like to participate in the program, please register them under the spouse rate. Lunch and snacks are included in the cost for the spouse rate.

*We have blocked off rooms at TownPlace Suites, Danvers. Please contact Susanne McCarron at [email protected] before July 22 if you need a reservation.

Click here to register for the program.


You will receive an email confirmation upon registering that acts as your receipt and registration confirmation. If you do not receive it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder.

Due to the planning involved with the program, cancellations must be received by July 22 to receive a refund less a $20 processing fee. Cancellations requests received by July 26 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations made after July 29 will not be refunded.


The program will take place at the Hamilton campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Registration will be held on Monday, August 5 in Academic Center Room 348. Snacks are provided throughout the day in the Ockenga Atrium. Lunches are provided in the Dining Hall with the lunch discussions taking place in a Kerr building classroom.


To be put on a contact list for the next Pastor’s Retreat or if you have any questions email us at [email protected].

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